How to test skin care products at home
Sometimes, a skin care ingredient can irritate your skin, causing a condition called allergic contact dermatitis. Fortunately, testing skin care products on small areas of your skin before use can help predict whether you'll experience a negative reaction. Before you add a skin care product to your routine, board-certified dermatologists recommend testing it by following these tips.
How to remove unwanted hair using a cream, lotion, or gel
When it comes to hair removal, there are options besides shaving or waxing. According to board-certified dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, people can dissolve unwanted hair using products called depilatories. These are creams, lotions, and gels that are applied to the skin, and the results can last longer than shaving. To use a hair-removal cream, lotion or gel, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. For more information, visit https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/hair-scalp-care/hair/remove-unwanted-hair.
How to care for your baby's skin, hair, and nails
Bringing home a new baby is a time of joy and excitement. However, caring for them can be overwhelming — even for experienced parents. Fortunately, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say five simple tips can help make caring for babies’ delicate skin, hair and nails easier and less intimidating. For more information, visit https://www.aad.org/public/parents-kids/healthy-habits/parents/baby-care-skin-hair-nails.
How to care for facial hair
Healthy-looking facial hair starts with healthy skin. With the right skin care, it’s possible to prevent problems like dandruff, ingrown hair, acne, and itch under beards, goatees, and mustaches. To keep your facial hair healthy, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. For more information, visit www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-secrets/face/healthy-beard
When to use (or not use) antibiotics on your skin
When caring for a cut or other wound, it might seem logical to apply an antibiotic cream or ointment. However, these antibiotic creams and ointments can irritate your skin even more. Follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists to determine when to use antibiotics on your skin. For more tips, visit www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/injured-skin/burns/treat-minor-cuts
6 skin biopsy wound care tips from dermatologists
For many skin diseases and conditions — including skin cancer and some rashes — a skin biopsy is the best way to confirm the diagnosis. Although your dermatologist will treat the small wound from a skin biopsy during your visit, continuing to care for your wound once you get home will help it heal and reduce scarring. To care for a wound from a skin biopsy, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists. Learn more information at SpotSkinCancer.org.